Wizard of Oz Slot Review
Back in 2010 WMS presented their new slot based on the iconic movie adaptation of Wizard of Oz going by the same name. There, you get to join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tim Nam and the Cowardly Lion on their fantasy adventure. Colorful graphics and soundtrack from the film manage to create a magical atmosphere, mixing nostalgia with modern visuals. Unfortunately due to the old Flash Player plugin the mobile experience is not the best, especially on Iphone.
This slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 30 paylines you can adjust as you wish, which helps you to plan your budget. Min bet starts from as much as C$0.01, and if you want to go all out, you should expect to pay no more than C$150.
Variance in this game can be considered medium, and it goes with a great RTP value of 95.99%. This means players have a decent chance of scoring a win and when they do, they will pay nicely. Speaking of payouts, the maximum you can earn from this game is a 50,000 jackpot. But The Wizard of Oz has many more ways to win thanks to the variety of features included.
Gameplay & Bonus Features
Once you finally embark on the magical adventure, you will notice that the game screen is filled with famous sceneries and characters from the movie as well as some famous items.
The Wild symbols in this game are represented by the Wizard of Oz Logo. Once it appears, it can replace any other symbol besides Scatters to create winning combinations and it can earn you some winnings on its own. Landing 5 Wizard of Oz Logo symbols on one winning line, will earn you 5,000 total. Main character Dorothy is also represented as a symbol, if you manage to get 5 of the kind, you will get 3,750 worth of coins.
The most rewarding symbol in the game is by far the Jackpot symbol. Scoring 5 on an active payline will earn you up to 50,000 coins of the max jackpot total. Be vary that Jackpot symbol appears only during the base game, so if you intend to race for the Jackpot only, you should skip the Bonus Features.
Glinda Good Witch Expanding Wild Feature
During the Base Game, you might randomly encounter during the base game. Once she appears on the screen, she will freeze the reels 3, 4, 5 and change them into expanding wilds further boosting your winnings!
Another special symbol in this slot is the Emerald City symbol which functions as a Scatter. Landing 3 or more of these on reels 1, 3, 5 will let you pick between the two rewarding Bonus Features: Winged Monkey Feature or Road to Emerald City Feature.
Winged Monkey Feature
This is the first feature you can pick. Upon activation, it will award you with 8 Free Spins with 1x multiplier. If you get lucky enough to land a Winged Monkey symbol on the third reel during this mode, random symbols will be replaced with Wilds. It’s also possible to re-trigger Free Spins by getting another Emerald City symbol land on reels 1, 3, 5 and getting another 8 Spins Bonus.
Road to Emerald City Feature
The second option you have, is by far the most interesting feature this game has to offer is Road to Emerald City. It can only be activated if all 30 betweys are active.
Upon activation, you will be transported to the Yellow Brick Road with 30 emeralds placed on it. Pick a group of them, some can either award you with cash prizes or a character will appear and guide you towards a new area. The areas available are as follows:
- Scarecrow Corn Field
- Cowardly Lion Dark Forest
- Tin Man Apple Orchard
- Wicked Witch Castle
- Emerald City
Upon arriving at each, you will receive a Golden Charm that will allow you to grab even more Emeralds from the Bridge on top of the available 30.
Emerald City is the final destination of the game, where you will encounter the Wizard of Oz himself.